Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

VA Special Fellowship Program in Advanced Psychology


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Applications are currently being accepted for the SC MIRECC Special Fellowship in Advanced Psychology Program located at the MEDVAMC in Houston, Texas. The SC MIRECC fellowship is a two-year research training program (75 percent time devoted to research; 25 percent to clinical activities).

The purpose of the SC MIRECC Special Fellowship in Advanced Psychology is to train professional psychologists for eventual leadership roles in research, education, and clinical services, particularly in academic and medical care settings (e.g., the VA). Although many fellows pursue careers focused predominantly upon academic research and education in mental health, successful graduates of the program also will include those who pursue leadership careers that emphasize education and clinical contributions in the field of mental health.

By the end of the fellowship program, fellows pursuing academic clinical-research careers should be ready to submit applications for career development awards (e.g., VA career development award or National Institutes of Health [NIH] K-Award). Fellows should also be ready to pursue entry-level leadership roles, which integrate state-of-the-art research, education, and clinical approaches to mental health in the VA healthcare system and other academic institutions.




Affiliations with leading research and healthcare institutions in and around the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest healthcare complex, provide access to an exceptionally diverse array of people and resources. Discover how our affiliations enhance our education programs.

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